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Tsvart last call review of draft-ietf-httpbis-proxy-status-05

From: Magnus Westerlund via Datatracker <noreply@ietf.org>
Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2021 01:48:08 -0700
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Cc: draft-ietf-httpbis-proxy-status.all@ietf.org, ietf-http-wg@w3.org, last-call@ietf.org
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Reviewer: Magnus Westerlund
Review result: Ready with Issues

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I found not transport related issues, only some clarity issues related to extra
parameters and their registration.

1. Section 2:
Depending on the deployment, this might be a product or service name (e.g.,
ExampleProxy or "Example CDN"), a hostname ("proxy-3.example.com"), an IP
address, or a generated string.

Is really an IP address a good identifier for intermediary? Or is the case that
there some that doesn't have a better identity than its IP? And should there be
additional security considerations about including IP addresses in the header?

2. Section 2.1.1:

Proxy Error Types can also define any number of extra parameters for use with
that type. Their use, like all parameters, is optional. As a result, if an
extra parameter is used with a Proxy Error Type for which it is not defined, it
will be ignored.

It is not obvious how these extra parameters are to be encoded.

If we take the example of DNS Error, how would that look like in an example?

HTTP/1.1 502 Bad Gateway
Proxy-Status: SomeReverseProxy; error=dns_error; rcode="123 something";

Can you please clarify this aspect?

3. Section 3:

Shouldn't the extra parameters in Section 2.3 be registered in the HTTP
Proxy-Status Parameters registry? If not can you clarify how they are handled?


Magnus Westerlund
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